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Old 21st Sep 2016, 22:19
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Originally Posted by Rhys Perraton View Post
Carried over from AH&N Luton airport page re Doves. As I recall the 2 Fairflight ones were SUW, original fin, and TGK, swept fin. Now which one was it that Bob Gibbs landed at a disused airfield North of Aberdeen having got low on petrol coming back from Stavanger ? They were thirsty beasts and needed careful engine management to keep the fuel burns right.
I was an ATCO at Aberdeen at the time & I recall that it was a Heron (G-ANNO ?) which force landed at night & was found next morning to have chosen just about the only space available between the Royal Navy LF aerials at Banff , was it ? Very lucky outcome.
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